Alphonso Taft

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Birthday
5, 1810
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
May 21, 1891 (80)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1810
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
May 21, 1891 (80)

About

American politician and lawyer who served as Attorney General from 1876 to 1877. He also served as Secretary of War for two months in 1876.

Before Fame

He attended Yale College, where he helped to form the infamous Skull and Bones society, and went on to attend Yale Law School.

Trivia

In 1872, he became the first president of the Cincinnati Bar Association.

Family Life

His son, William Howard Taft, went on to became the 27th President of the United States. He had five other children.

Associated With

He served in the administration of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant .